‘MARK OF GIDEON’ GAVE KIRK ANOTHER COMELY LASS TO ROMANCE!
“The Mark of Gideon” presented Capt. Kirk with a curious challenge: believing to be beaming down to the surface of the planet Gideon, he finds himself aboard a completely deserted Enterprise … well, completely deserted except for a beautiful woman, that is! If only all Starfleet captains could be so lucky! The Star Trek episode premiered on this day back in 1969.
His is the voice of Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith, throughout all theatrical films in the Star Wars saga. (And, yes, he’s also the voice of CNN.) James Earl Jones was born on this day in 1931.
Kang-ho Song might be the only man who can help save the passengers on the Snowpiercer, a state-of-the-art high tech train traveling the world to avoid global catastrophe. Song was born on this day in 1967.
Naveen Andrews was one of the original survivors on JJ Abrams’ super-popular Lost program for ABC TV. Andrews has also made appearances in such genre properties as Rollerball and Planet Terror, and he’ll be seen in 2015 in the anticipated Sense8. Andrews was born on this day in 1969.
Genndy Tartakovsky has one of the most unique animation styles to find major acclaim in the past few decades. Science Fiction fans loved his particular take on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and they were driven insane with their love for his futuristic warrior tale Samurai Jack. In fact, in 2004 both his Clone Wars (“Chapters 1 – 20”) and Samurai Jack (“Birth of Evil”) were awarded Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Animated Program, while he and his crew took home the same award in 2005 for Chapters 21 – 25 of Clone Wars. Tartakovsky was born on this day in 1970.
Freddy Rodriguez fought a world infected by a degenerative biological plague in writer/director Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse flick Planet Terror in 2007. Freddy was born on this day in 1975.
On this day in 1992, Emilio Estevez took Rene Russo onto a curious look at tomorrow in Geoff Murphy’s Freejack … a film that had the unfortunate task of casting Mick Jagger as the villain. Audiences weren’t all that impressed, but the film does maintain a small but vociferous cult following. Here’s the summary compliments of our friends at IMDB.com:
“Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race-car driver to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.
On this day in 1967, The Invaders aired “The Experiment.” This served as the second episode of the first season, and here’s the plot summary as provided by IMDB.com:
“David Vincent meets with an eminent astrophysicist who has proof that aliens are invading the planet.”
A mysterious satellite enters Earth’s orbit with a message for Buck: Earth is about to be destroyed! Capt. Rogers and his friends race against time to figure out not only who may’ve sent the message but also prevent the attack. The episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century aired on this day back in 1980 under the name “A Blast for Buck.”
On this day in 1993, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine aired “A Man Alone” in syndication as part of its first season. Here’s the episode summary from IMDB.com:
“Ibudan, a criminal/murderer Odo has dealt with before, returns to DS9 only to be murdered shortly after. . .leaving Odo to be the prime suspect. Meanwhile, Jake and Nog’s trouble making prompt Keiko to do something helpful for the station’s children.”
On this day in 2005, the new-fangled Battlestar Galactica aired the twelfth episode of its first season, “Kobol’s Last Gleaming, Part 1.” Here’s the episode summary from IMDB.com:
“Galactica stumbles upon Kobol, the long-lost home world of humanity that the 13 Tribes came from, which legend says holds the only clues to the location of Earth. Roslin convinces Starbuck to steal the captured Cylon raider and return to Cylon-occupied Caprica with it to retrieve a religious artifact that will unlock the secrets on Kobol.”